This Friday (April 27), Jack White will be hitting New York’s beloved Webster Hall to celebrate his newly-released solo debut Blunderbuss with the concert being live streamed on Vevo as part of the “American Express Unstaged” music series, which will be directed by legendary actor Gary Oldman.
White has been dropping short, fun teasers for the upcoming gig with the newest black-and-white clip featuring White chumming it up with OIdman while cruising around in his classic whip. Another teaser has White telling Oldman he was his very first choice for director when positioned with the task by American Express.
White’s live gig will be the first episode of the third season of “Unstaged,” which pairs top music acts with iconic filmmakers. Past artists have included Coldplay, Mary J Blige and the Arcade Fire. White’s performance will stream live this Friday (9pm EST), and is an album release party of sorts as his disc dropped earlier this week.
Speaking of Blunderbuss, White has a new feather to put in his cap – he is poised to receive his first ever #1 album. Industry analysts are expecting his solo debut to take the top spot with 100,000 to 120,000 copies sold (a very respectable number in today’s climate). We’ll have to wait until May 2 for anything to be official, but we’re pretty sure he has it in the bag.
Despite being in a bevy of bands – the Dead Weather, the Raconteurs, the White Stripes – a number one has somehow never happened for the legendary White. His closest moment was White Stripes’ ’07 effort Icky Thump, which fell just short with its #2 debut.
Check out the teasers below!
"Band Choice and Breakfast":
"On Webster Hall":
"Gary Oldman Lending His Talent":